…thank you for all the wonderful things you taught me and shared with me about being a mother. making time to listen. cooking meals to bring the family together. keeping house. taking trips to see the country. loving the feel of cool grass under bare feet. fresh vegetables. keeping photo albums. baking christmas cookies. making lists. holiday traditions. unconditional love. books. antiques. family history. meals al fresco. game night. being a family. i love you! – m.